Photo: Good news! After collecting data from Asteroid Apophis' distant Earth flyby yesterday, +NASA has confirmed that the asteroid will not collide with the Earth in 2036.

The Slooh Space Camera caught a glimpse of the much-talked-about Apophis on Jan. 9 as it passed 9 million miles away from Earth. When the asteroid was discovered in 2004, scientists initially calculated that it had a 2.7% chance of hitting Earth in 2029. While that scenario was eventually ruled out, a collision in 2036 still had a 1 in 250,000 chance. But not anymore!

Read more: http://on.mash.to/VVPSDT

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Good news! After collecting data from Asteroid Apophis' distant Earth flyby yesterday, +NASA has confirmed that the asteroid will not collide with the Earth in 2036.

The Slooh Space Camera caught a glimpse of the much-talked-about Apophis on Jan. 9 as it passed 9 million miles away from Earth. When the asteroid was discovered in 2004, scientists initially calculated that it had a 2.7% chance of hitting Earth in 2029. While that scenario was eventually ruled out, a collision in 2036 still had a 1 in 250,000 chance. But not anymore!

Read more: http://on.mash.to/VVPSDT

Is it time to breathe a sigh of relief?

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